Mrs. J. M. Oliver Monroe Michigan Pen [ ? ] New York Kindness of Shackleton
Extract from Gen. A. Mc. D. McCook’s off. Report of the Battle of Shiloh I take great pleasure in calling your attention to the conduct of Col Oliver and a portion of his regiment the 15th Michigan
There is a strong Union Element in Pocohontas. If protected or armed it would show itself actively. Middleton is strongly secesh Dr S H White Allen McKinsie Parks & Lilliard are the leaders. White was a major in the 12 months service at the expiration of the term he returned home.
Moses Ryer C E. 15 Mich Vols Please give Colonel Oliver the sum of $25 you owe me & oblige Gottlieb Michael Schmitt
At this place Genl McArthur took command of the Division and my command was again attached to Col Olivers Brigade. And here I wish to return my sincere thanks to these Gallant Officers for their many favors bestowed on the 16 Regt on our march to Ripley and back to this place.
Headquarters Army of the United States, Washington, D. C., March 9th 1867 Dear Mrs. Oliver; With a very bad pen at the General’s table I take great pleasure in inviting you & the General to spend this evening with us to meet a party of only twenty, who will be treated to some delightful music vocal & instrumental.
Detroit Sept 13th 1865 Hon E M Stanton Secretary of War Dear Sir Brigadier Genl J. M. Oliver of this state desires the position of Maj of Cavalry in the Regular Army. Genl Oliver is a good soldier & has fought bravely through the war. I shall be much gratified if you can give him the position which he desires
Head Quarters 13th. A.C. Near Washington D.C. May 23” 1865. Genl. Be pleased to see that all you pioneers are put in platoons, armed with implements and placed at the head of your Division at at review. Have no Brigade pioneers. Turn out all the black servants, cooks etc. you can conveniently clothe neatly, and make plattoons of them to march in rear of Regiments.
Headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee. Near Richmond Va May 12th 1865 Brig Genl. Jno. M. Oliver Dear sir Capt LaPoint one of the quartermasters of your brigade, took from us at Marietta Ga, as the army left that point, a splendid mule which did not belong to the government, but which we had owned for some time
Head-Quarters Cavalry Corps, M. D. M., Macon Ga May 77th 1865. I, the undersigned, Dr. L. L. Pollock a Major Surgeon C.S.A do solemnly swear that I will not bear arms against the United States of American, or give any information, or do any military duty whatsoever, and that I will not permit or counsel any of the men of my command to do any act in hostility to the United States, or inimical to a permanent peace, upon the basis of a united nationality, until regularly relieved by the United States of this obligation. Lewis L. Pollock M.D.
Head Quarters 3d Brig 2nd Div 15th A.C. Near Goldsboro N.C. March 30th 1865 Captain I have the honor to submit the following Memoranda of Marches on the late Campaign from Savannah G.A. to Goldsboro N.C. Jan 30th 1865. Broke camp (Near Beauford S.C.) at 7 oclock A.M. and crossed River at the Ferry on Pontoon Bridge took road through Gardens corner past Bridge Church and there left hand road to [ ? ] reached camp 3.45. P.M. Distance marched 17. miles.
Hd Qrs 3 Brig 2 Div 15 AC Goldsboro NC 27 March 1865 My Dear Wife I have just received your letters of the 3 November 24 January 20 of February & 2d March also a note of my dearst Willy 24 January. You My own were the first and indeed the only one as yet to tell me anything about confirmations I suppose one will hear officially in a day or so Your letter of March 2d came first & was very welcome fully as much & as the news in the paper. I expected opposition & would not been greatly surprised to have been defeated as there seems to be no way to reach the rascals who malign me so persistantly
War Department Savannah Ga January 12 1865 Sir You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has appointed you provisionally Brigadier General of Volunteers in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the twelfth day of January, One thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
War Department Savannah, Ga. January 12, 1865 Sir, You are hereby informed that the President of the United States has appointed your provisionally Brigadier General of Volunteers. in the service of the United States, to rank as such from the twelfth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
Hd Ar 3 Brigd 2d Division 15 AC Savannah Ga Jnauary 5 1865 Capt G. Lofland A. A. Genl 2d Div 15 AC Sir I have this honor to report the following details of operations of this Brigade in the Campaign so gloriously conducted by the Capture of Fort McAllister and Surrender of Savannah.
Headquarters 4 Div 15 AC Savannah Ga Dec 27/64 Capt F. F. Whitehead AAG 15 AC Having learned that Col. J. M. Oliver 15 Mich V V Infty has been recommended for promotion by his Division commander. I take this occasion to add my testimonial to the worth & merit of that officer. For two years I have been more or less intimately associated with Col. Oliver in the service and have even found him devoted to the interests of the Union
Head Quarters, Company ……, Fifteenth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Near Marietta Ga Nov 9th 1864 Dear John What do you think of this paper Frank McCard the little fifer sent to Ohio & got it printed & I believe Ohio first rate selling it out. You remember what I told You one night coming up home. I mean the night of the democratic meeting don’t forget it.
Headquaters, Department and Army of the Tennessee. East Point Ga Sept 22 1864. Special Orders, II No. 214 In accordance with provisions of Sec. 11, Act of Congress promulgated in General Orders No. 216, War Department, current series, Leave of Absence for 20 days is granted Col John M. Oliver
Headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, East Point, Ga., Sept. 11, 1864. Officers and Soldiers of the Fifteenth Army Corps: You have borne your part in the accomplishment of the object of this campaign, a part well and faithfully done. On the 1st day of May, 1864, from Huntsville, Ala., and its vicinity, you commenced the march. The marches and labors performed by you during this campaign will hardly find a parallel in the history of war. The proud name heretofore acquired by the 15th Corps for soldierly bearing and daring deeds remains untarnished – its lustre undimmed. During the campaign you constituted the main portion of the flanking column of the whole army.
HEADQUARTERS DEP’T AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE East Point, Ga., Sept. 9th 1864. GENERAL FIELD ORDERS, N0. 16. It is with pride, gratification, and a sense of divine favor that I congratulate this noble army upon the successful termination of the campaign. Your officers claim for you a wonderful record—for example, a march of four hundred (400) miles, thirteen (13) distinct engagements, four thousand (4,000) prisoners, and twenty (20) stands of colors captured, and three thousand (3,000) of the enemy’s dead buried in your front.
Hd Qrs 1st Brigd 4th Div. 15th A.C. East Point, Ga. Sept 9th 1864 Capt Ira J. Bloomfield AAAGenl 4th Div 15th A.C. Sir. I have the honor to submit the following report of the 1st Brigade, since August 4th 1864 when the Division was reorganized together with the reports of the Regimental Commanders. And a copy of the report of the operations of the 3rd Brigd which was under my command during the campaign until it was discontinued in the reorganization.
Hd Qrs 3rd Brigd 4th Div 15th A.C. Before Atlanta Ga Aug 4th 1864 Capt Geo I. Wilkinson A.A.A.G. 4th Div 15th A.C. Sir I have the honor to submit the following hastily drawn report of the part taken by the 3rd Brigade of the 4th Div. 15th A.C. in this campaign commencing May 6th 1864 and ending August 4th When this Brigade was discontinued. In the midst of the work necessarily devolving upon us all the report cannot be made as full or as perfect as it right to be.
Hd Qrs 3rd Brig 4th Division 15th A.C. Before Atlanta Ga August 4th 1864 Capt Geo J. Wilkinson A.A.A.Genl 4th Div 15th A.C. I have the honor to submit the following hastily drawn report of the part taken by the 3rd Brigade, of the 4th Division, 15th A.C. in the campaign, commencing May 6th 1864, and ending August 3rd 1864 when this Brigade was discontinued. In the midst of the work necessarily devolving upon us all, this report cannot be made as full or as perfect as it ought to be.
Near Atalanta July 23 1864 Dr wife I write you a [ ? ] to let you know that I am un hurt. we had a severe battle yesterday one of the severist I ever knew. The 15 Mich did first rate they captured as many prisoners nearly as they had men & two battle flags. loss was slight 3 killed & 5 wounded. I lost about a hundred & twenty killed & wounded.
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